Jeffrey Merk is a partner and member of Aird & Berlis LLP’s Corporate/Commercial, Corporate Finance and Mining Groups, as well as the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, International and Private Equity & Venture Capital Teams. Jeffrey practises corporate law with an emphasis on corporate finance, securities and corporate/commercial law. He has experience with a broad range of matters, including public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and ongoing general corporate and commercial activities. Jeffrey’s experience also includes completing a six-month term of secondment with the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission where he was responsible for reviewing and clearing prospectuses and considering applications for relief from the requirements of the Securities Act (Ontario). Jeffrey is the Communications Officer for the International Bar Association's Professional Ethics Committee. He also lectures at various professional seminars and regularly writes articles on various topics in his fields of expertise. Jeffrey was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004.